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1800s barn in Cass County moving to Australia

A barn that has called Cass County home since the 1800s, is being taken down, but it will have a second life in Australia.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2017 4:02 PM
Updated: Oct. 18, 2017 4:02 PM

CASS COUNTY, Ind. (WFLI) — A barn that has called Cass County home since the 1800s, is being taken down, but it will have a second life in Australia.

As an Indiana farmer, Roger Kunkle has seen a few hog barns. "I've lived here since 1950, it's when I was born. I was raised here," said Kunkle. 

He said this is how he knew it was time to move on. "It had lived it's useful cycle for me," said Kunkle. 

Kunkle found Indiana Barns, a company that specializes in taking barns apart and putting them back together, and met owner, Kyle Clifton. 

"This is what we're all about, giving barns a second life," said Clifton.

Clifton put the barn for sale online and it caught the eye of a man named Terry Harris from Australia. "Look at it, it's beautiful, I mean why wouldn't you want this barn?" said Harris.

Harris said the barn was too beautiful to pass up, and he made some big plans for it. "I'm gonna turn it into a house, it'll be a house," said Harris.

Workers say it will take them about a week to take the barn apart, then it will make the move to Australia.

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